Free Plans to Build a World Market Inspired Ross Coffee Table
Today’s plan is a worldly coffee table perfect for those who are just starting out with DIY or for those who just want something easy to build! Regular off-the-shelf boards can be used, or plywood with or without edge banding! Based on a coffee table from World Market, the Ross Coffee Table features a large drawer for hiding snacks, remotes, or magazines.
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding for plywood
- 1 set of 18″ drawer slides
- Finishing supplies
- 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 36″
- 1 – 1×2 at 8′
- 2 – 1×6 at 6′
- 2 – 1×8 at 8′
- 1 – 1×10 at 4′
- 1 – Half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 4 – 1×8 at 17-1/4″ – Legs
- 4 – 1×2 at 21-1/2″ – Side Frames
- 2 – 1×8 at 21-1/2″ – Side Panels
- 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 31″ – Back Frame & Front Stretchers
- 1 – 1×8 at 31″ – Back Panel
- 2 – 1×10 (ripped to 9″ wide) at 21-1/2″ – Dividers
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-3/4″ x 28-1/2″ – Drawer Bottom
- 2 – 1×6 at 17-3/4″ – Drawer Box Sides
- 2 – 1×6 at 30″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
- 1 – 1×8 (ripped to 7-1/4″ wide) at 30-3/4″ – Drawer Front
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 24″ x 47″ – Top
Cut the pieces for the legs, the side frames, and the side panels. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as each end of the panel piece. Attach the frame pieces to the panel piece using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails orienting the pocket holes so they are facing out. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back frame and panel. Drill a pocket hole in each end of the frame pieces (the dowels) as well as each end of the panel. Attach the frame pieces to the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Make sure the pocket holes are facing the same way as the pocket holes on the panel. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the front stretchers. Drill one pocket hole in each end. Position as shown and attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. The top will overlap by 1/2″ on each side. Secure to the table frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the drawer. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions setting them back 3/4″ from the front face of the opening to allow for the drawer front. Follow this easy tutorial on how to install drawer slides. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the piece for the drawer front. This easy tutorial will make installing drawer fronts a breeze!
Finish as desired!
I really love this coffee table! I may add it to the “to build” list but that list continually gets longer instead of shorter! Will you add this plan to your list?
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Originally posted 2013-04-30 08:00:08.